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What is Auriculotherapy?

Often described as reflexology for the ear, there are hundreds of points on the ear that are believed to represent a microsystem of the whole body, with points for areas both physical and emotional.

The stimulation of these points is known as Auriculotherapy. 

Ear seeds stimulate those points naturally and non-invasively.

How does it work?

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Small black seeds from the vaccaria plant or metal pellets are secured on the ear with a piece of adhesive tape over specific acupressure points. The continuous mild pressure they exert is amplified by stimulating the seed with a few seconds of fingertip massage every few hours.

about page images-03EarSeeds.com is excited to bring complete ear chart kits to people in their homes. Each EarSeed Kit is created by a licensed acupuncturist and contains 120 ear seeds, a stainless steel tweezer and a condition specific graphic image describing how and where to apply the seeds.

Earseeds.com is a family owned business started by Licensed Acupuncturist Elie Goldschmidt and his wife, Tova Gold.

Elie was looking for a way to manage his back pain. He knew acupuncture could help but wasn’t capable of needling himself. Although ear seeds, used in auriculotherapy, wasn’t a major part of his acupuncture practice, he’d always been fascinated with auriculotherapy.

After seeing pictures of actress Penelope Cruz and Matt Damon wearing ear seeds for stress and back pain, and hearing Dr. Oz discuss the benefits of ear seeds on his show, he figured they might work for him too.

Almost immediately upon applying the ear seeds Elie felt a difference in his back and a release of the pain.

After experiencing such positive results from auriculotherapy for his back pain, Elie knew he wanted to find a way to share the benefits of ear seeds with the masses. While a full acupuncture treatment that includes auriculotherapy is ideal, it can be costly and time prohibitive. Elie knew that the seeds alone could make a big difference for so many people, as it did for him.

Meanwhile, Tova, a veteran branding expert and product designer, was skeptical, but agreed to try the stress protocol. She was blown away by the tangible response she had. General calm replaced a racing mind and she found it increased her ability to focus and concentrate. After learning more about Auriculotherapy and Ear Acupressure, Tova agreed to come on board. Just a few months after Elie conceived the idea, the couple launched EarSeeds.com.

Thank you so much for checking out our products and we are confident they can help you on your path to health and wellness!

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Below are some articles from our blog to help you learn more about studies done and results shown from the use of Auriculotherapy.

Thanks for stopping by!

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How close do you have to be to the point?

Will it still work if you’re close by? This is a question we hear a lot – when placing an ear seed on the ear, how close do you have to get to the point? What if you “miss” the point completely? So the answer to that question is, the closer you get to the […]

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Press this Point for Jet Lag!

Tova and I, with our kids, just got back to San Diego after visiting our families in New Jersey… and even though it’s only a 3 hour time change, it still has an affect on us. We were up late, tired during the day and just felt overall fatigued! …maybe I should just blame the […]

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20 Year Neck Pain Relief in 24 hours!

Wanna learn a bit about neck pain and auriculotherapy? Watch this, it’s pretty cool… This woman had a bad injury 20 years ago and has been having daily neck pain… Nothing has helped her! I offered to put ear seeds on her ear to help her get some pain relief… I noticed a mark on […]

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Pain? What Pain? Ear Seeds Shown to Increase Pain Tolerance

Physical pain has a purpose in some cases. Say you haven’t hit the gym in months and you jump right in and lift the heaviest weight you can find. Suddenly, your back hurts. That’s your body’s way of saying, “Hey, ease up, Hulk, or you’re going to do some serious damage.” In other instances, it […]

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All in the Family… EarSeeds for Back Pain

It’s always family who feel most comfortable voicing doubt or skepticism, isn’t it? We recently vacationed with Elie’s family and his dad, for the first time, decided out of desperation to give EarSeeds a try. We recorded the outcome. Beautiful thing about Auriculotherapy- you don’t have to believe in it for it to work.

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Auricular Acupressure After a C-Section Relieves Anxiety and Fatigue

In the movies, women have a healthy delivery and shed tears of sheer joy as they gaze adoringly down at their tiny, new baby. Yet, anyone who’s had a human being exit their body, knows it’s usually more complicated than that. With hormones going crazy, feelings of doubt, anxiety and, sometimes, a little sadness cropping […]

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Add Auriculotherapy to Your Smoking Cessation Plan for a Greater Chance of Success

The CDC calls cigarette smoking the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Considering most people know this and they’re aware of the severe damage smoking can cause to every organ in the body, why don’t they just stop? It’s because nicotine is a powerful drug and addiction is extremely difficult to overcome. […]

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Auricular Acupressure Can Help You Stress Less and Sleep More

Stress and sleep disturbance are a chicken and egg sort of deal. When you’re stressed, it’s hard to sleep. When you don’t sleep, your stress levels and anxiety skyrocket. One of the exciting things about EarSeeds is they can stimulate points to calm you down and enable you to catch some z’s so you address […]

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How I Got Rid of My Shoulder Pain Within 24 Hours

Earlier this summer I joined a 6AM morning bootcamp in the park. I’ve honestly never been a huge fitness person- (or a morning person, for that matter)  and especially since having kids, a healthy diet has really been the main thing that has kept me in relatively decent shape. But truth be told though, I […]

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Ear seeds help promote lactation for new moms

When I became a first time mom in 2008, I was ready for a lot of the challenges that come along with first-time parenting…. the sleepless nights, hormonal swings, poop explosions…. they were all clearly explained by every other mom I’d meet. But what I wasn’t prepared for were the challenges that accompanied breastfeeding. We see […]

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